Category Archives: McMaster University

Update on McMaster Librarians

From the McMaster University website on Sunday, November 16, 2015: “The University and the McMaster University Academic Librarians Association (MUALA) have reached a tentative contract agreement. MUALA represents 24 academic librarians at McMaster. The tentative agreement must now be ratified … Continue reading

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Update on McMaster University Academic Librarians – No Board Report Filed – Strike Walkout November 20

Date for strike set to November 20, 2015.   http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/worth-mentioning/librarian-collective-bargaining/

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McMaster Administration Rejects Rights of Academic Librarians – Here we go again!

It is difficult to believe that once again our colleagues at McMaster University are facing an attack on their professional rights! “The employer is trying to remove Academic Librarians’ right to participate in academic decision making and shield their decisions by … Continue reading

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UTFA supports Dale Askey and the academic freedom of librarians

The University of Toronto Faculty Association has made a public statement of support for Dale Askey. Only one of the two lawsuits launched against Dale Askey has been dropped. The announcement last Monday by CBC referred to only the lawsuit … Continue reading

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Good News – Is Mellen Press Dropping the Lawsuit Against Dale Askey?

The word is yes, see the latest update by CBC on this website: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/03/04/hamilton-librarian-lawsuits-dropped.html . What remains uncertain is whether the lawsuit against McMaster University has been dropped.

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Show Support for Dale Askey and Academic Freedom

Change your signature line to show support for our colleague, Dale Askey. Share with faculty, as this is not just a ‘librarian’ issue for Canadian academics. CAPAL has posted some suggestions, text and links, to show support, see http://capalibrarians.org/ .

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CBC Update on Edwin Mellen Press Lawsuite Against McMaster Librarian

For statements from the publisher see CBC report: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/02/12/hamilton-librarian-lawsuit.html Other updates on this case can be read on these two sites: http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/02/09/publisher-hits-new-low-suing-librarian-for-criticizing-their-books/ (includes a timeline, excellent reference) or https://pinboard.in/u:jbfink/t:mcmaster+emp

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